Careers at NAHB

Contact: Janel Glaspie
jglaspie@nahb.org
(202) 266-8014

As one of the most influential trade associations in the Washington, D.C. area, NAHB is an exciting and rewarding place to work. Our people help serve, promote and support the home building industry through aggressive legislative action, policy development, legal services, economic forecasting and analysis, education and more.

At NAHB, we know that our people are our most valuable resource. We go to great lengths to attract and retain proven professionals, and to develop quality leadership for our future. NAHB proudly supports its staff through:

  • Competitive benefits
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Promoting from within
  • Recognizing organizational commitment and tenure
  • Rewarding excellence

If you want to contribute to every American’s dream of homeownership, and you thrive in a fast-paced, challenging environment, check our employment opportunities below to see if there is a position that matches your skills and experience.

If you are interested in career opportunities with NAHB’s affiliates and subsidiaries, visit HBI and the Home Innovation Research Labs for further details. NAHB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Opportunities at NAHB

BUILD-PAC Coordinator

Group: Government Affairs

NAHB is seeking a coordinator to provide administrative and fundraising support to its federal political action committee, BUILD-PAC. The BUILD-PAC Coordinator provides administrative support to the PAC fundraising team by maintaining donor lists, preparing meeting materials and updating donor communications. The coordinator is also responsible for tracking donor invoices and processing all incoming PAC contributions, as well as maintaining and updating the donor database. This position also helps with fundraising campaigns, thank-you notes and following up with lapsed donors.

Qualified candidates will have the ability to meet deadlines and have strong attention to detail to ensure accuracy. Candidates should also have strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills. It is important that the candidate is able to interface with all levels of staff and members.

A minimum of one to two years of administrative experience in fundraising, campaign work, marketing, public relations, meeting planning or a related field is required. Candidates should also have knowledge of the MS Office Suite. A Bachelor’s degree in political science, public relations or a related field, or equivalent in education and experience, is required.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Content Manager, Member Services and Education

Group: Member Services and Education

NAHB is seeking a content manager to provide communications planning, editorial and writing support for special interest groups and affiliated associations. The manager will be responsible for raising awareness of NAHB membership programs within NAHB, the building industry and the consumer marketplace through a combination of communications, public relations, media relations and marketing efforts. Responsibilities also include working directly with members through subcommittee support to develop and execute communication strategies.

Qualified candidates will be organized and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written. The ideal candidate will be an excellent writer and editor, and will be a creative and analytical thinker. Candidates should be proficient in social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), management tools (HootSuite), email automation tools (MagnetMail), and have familiarity with online communications channels and website content management systems. Candidates should also be confident social media community managers, able to facilitate discussion and respond to queries on digital forums to help further communications goals.

A minimum of three years of experience in communications, writing, editing and public relations experience, including working with the media, writing and editing for a variety of publications, and managing the design and production process is required. A background in developing content for websites and other online communication tools is also essential. Candidates should also have a bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or related field (or an equivalent combination of training and experience).

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Director, Membership Growth and Development

Group: Member Services & Education

NAHB seeks a Director of Membership Growth and Development to help build a culture of membership throughout the organization. The director is a thought leader, bridging the gap between membership theory and practice, and works to drive membership growth at affiliated associations through training, programming and hands on support.

The director works to identify and deliver innovative programs, initiatives, and products to support membership growth by local and state associations. The position develops enhancements, updates and replacements to existing programs to ensure offerings remain timely and relevant and gathers feedback on current programs to better determine the needs and wants of the local associations.

Key duties include:

  • Develop strategies to engage member staff and key members to ensure membership tools are effective and meet customer needs.
  • Meet routinely with stakeholders to inform and generate consensus.
  • Identify opportunities for enhanced or new membership services to support local and state efforts to recruit and retain members.
  • Develop, test, and activate services and tools to assist in membership recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Develop national learning labs, town halls and sessions working with other staff and member leaders.
  • Manage national membership drive campaigns including adoption, resource development and support.
  • Work in partnership with Marketing and the Content and Communications teams to develop and implement a communication and promotion plan designed to increase awareness, adoption and support of membership priorities and Membership Growth and Development programs.

Qualified candidates should have a minimum of five years of experience in designing and promoting membership programs and resources. Additional qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated experience working with volunteers and committees, or related chapter relations/field support experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong editorial skills.
  • Demonstrated marketing and systems development skills.
  • Ability to be a consensus builder, while working with a wide variety of people.
  • Experience leading collective groups of volunteers in exploring and recommending future practices and innovations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Windows computing environment and Microsoft Office products.
  • General familiarity with web site development/management and writing content for online communications.
  • Experience leading project teams, group facilitation and public speaking.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Facilitator, 20 Clubs

Group: Member Services & Education

NAHB offers its members a unique networking opportunity, called the 20 Clubs, through which they can determine and implement best management practices, systems and solutions to run their businesses more effectively and profitably. The facilitator is responsible for working in collaboration with in-house meeting planners and builder members to ensure appropriate on-site meeting logistics, a meaningful agenda, and a smooth event. They travel to approximately 20 meetings annually to lead the club meetings according to plans, serve as a resource to club members onsite and as a liaison with hotel, restaurants, transportation services, and speakers. Follow-through includes the development of meeting minutes, notes and various management reports.

This position requires a special individual with high-level customer service skills as well as the ability to manage committee meetings, maintain quality standards while meeting deadlines under a heavy workload, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Facilitators will experience extended travel times out of the office and have the demonstrated ability to work well remotely on the road. Facilitators must quickly become well versed in the services and programs offered by the association and be able to effectively communicate program-wide messages and policies to members. Must have knowledge of, or the ability to learn, the basic principles of organization, good management practices, and systems. Knowledge of home design, building, marketing and meeting planning is highly desired.

Qualified candidates must have four years of experience in a member service or committee management capacity for an association. Proficiency in Excel, Outlook, and MS Word are critical. Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, association management, or related field or equivalent combination of training, experience and skills, is desired.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Field Specialist, Membership

Group: Member Services & Education

NAHB is seeking a membership specialist to support affiliated home building associations. The membership specialist will help build stronger local and state associations by providing them with onsite assistance and resources focused on recruiting, onboarding, and retaining new members. The membership specialist will represent the national association and must be able to generally maintain a moderate to heavy travel schedule. This position can be located remotely, or in the corporate office in downtown Washington D.C.

Key duties include:

  • Plan and execute sponsored membership programs.
  • Serve as the point person for supported membership drive training for state and local associations.
  • Travel to affiliated associations around the country to provide direct support to Executive Officers and Membership staff, including large member recruitment events, new member on-boarding and member appreciation events.
  • Provide consultation and training to Executive Officers and their staff and introduce them to the applicable membership resources suited to their unique needs.
  • Work with Membership Growth and Development staff to build tools and resources to assist local associations to more effectively manage and expand their membership efforts.
  • Conduct on-site programs for the staff and member leaders at affiliated home building associations aimed at strengthening the local association and attend local association meetings as requested to provide specialty programs to address specific their needs.

Qualified candidates should have a minimum of three years leadership experience in association management, chapter relations or related area; experience coaching/training within volunteer organizations and with boards of directors. Other qualifications include:

  • Excellent relationship building and customer service skills to understand customer needs and develop a partnership of mutual respect and trust.
  • Ability to uncover and assist with unstated needs and connect them with staff and resources as needed.
  • Superior written and interpersonal communication skills with a familiarity and comfort in public speaking.
  • Speak and write clearly, concisely, and persuasively and listen actively to customers.
  • Ability to synthesize a large amount of information given the complexity of issues and the diversity of resources offered throughout the organization.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines with consistent follow-through.
  • Independent, disciplined and self-motivated with availability to travel extensively (generally expected to be on the road at least 50%-75% of the year including overnights and occasional weekends).
  • Competent with technology including an understanding of app and social media integration in a professional environment, Microsoft Office, CRM, Smartsheet and various means of mobile connectivity.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Manager, Event and Digital Marketing

Group: Marketing and Business Development

NAHB is seeking an Event and Digital Marketing Manager who will work with the Director of Marketing. Responsibilities will include developing and implementing marketing plans for a major trade show and other company events. Will serve as the lead in using digital retargeting platforms to market events, products and services. Creates print, email, social messaging and online content.

Ideal candidate will be a strong communicator that can lead projects and manage stakeholder participation, while still remaining flexible and responsive to changing needs and priorities. Must have excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills; current knowledge and application of MS Office, spreadsheet and database software; project and traffic management skills; presentation skills; and the talent to create, develop and maintain relationships with a wide variety of individuals. Ability to use Adobe Creative Suite, experience with Google Analytics and/or Spanish language fluency considered a plus.

A minimum of three years of experience in marketing and a solid understanding of all major social media platforms, preferably in product, event and/or tradeshow marketing. A Bachelor’s degree in business, public relations, marketing, advertising or equivalent in education and experience. Association experience, with knowledge of trade association membership, is preferred.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Manager, Human Resources

Group: Human Resources

NAHB is seeking experienced manager for Human Resources. This position is responsible for recruitment, benefits administration, employee communications and payroll coordination.

Ensures that managers receive guidance and expertise in hiring talented and productive staff. Responsible for helping fill regular, temporary and intern positions, conducting necessary verifications on candidates and coaching managers throughout the process. Helps employees with the benefits enrollment and their questions. Works with vendors to resolve coverage issues as they arise. Coordinates the flow of employee changes from employee change forms through to payroll.

The successful candidate must possess:

  • Working knowledge of employment laws and regulations, and experience in administering them in a human resources environment.
  • Ability to analyze staffing needs, match candidates with job requirements and identify creative alternative recruitment sources.
  • Good knowledge of benefits administration, benefits regulations and payroll coordination.
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written, including ability to intervene when hiring process requires.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Products, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Familiarity with an HRIS helpful. Ability to access the intranet for Human Resource functions.

Minimum of three years human resources experience in the areas of staffing, employment and benefits.

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or equivalent combination of education and experience.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Program Manager, Energy and Green Construction Code and Standards

Group: Regulatory Affairs

NAHB is seeking a building industry professional with interest and experience in residential energy efficiency and green construction to join NAHB’s building codes and standards advocacy team. This position offers a unique opportunity to work at the nexus of building science, advocacy, and policy across a wide range of industry forums and engage with a broad spectrum of industry stakeholders at the national level. The primary focus of this position is to provide energy efficiency solutions, green construction practices, and sustainability for single-family and multifamily buildings that advance public health safety and welfare while maintaining affordability.

This individual will represent NAHB at various codes and standards development committee meetings. They will also be responsible for developing proposed changes to energy efficiency and green building codes and prepare rigorous comments to support NAHB policy and testify on behalf of the association. They will also work on longer-term initiatives to develop tools and information supporting NAHB code advocacy efforts.

This position is also responsible for assisting NAHB members, committees, and staff with technical issues related to residential construction methods and practices. Other responsibilities include preparing and/or presenting articles, status updates, webinars and other related materials.

Qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to evaluate complex technical issues and effectively articulate NAHB’s position in committee and hearing environments. Additionally, the candidate must be able to develop and maintain professional relationships and work positively with relevant stakeholders, committees, groups, voting members, and other industry professionals.

Applicants must be able to review and understand legislative and regulatory information related to building codes and material/design standards and offer solutions.The position requires good organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with others in addition to possessing intermediate-level computer skills including Microsoft Office, Word and Excel.

We are looking for individuals with a minimum of 3 years of experience related to energy efficiency, green building and/or construction. Experience with building codes and standards development, code enforcement, above-code energy or green programs, energy simulations and/or construction costs are preferred. A Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, material science, or architecture, or equivalent in education and experience, is required.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Program Manager, Member Services and Education

Group: Member Services and Education

NAHB is seeking a program manager to support the team aimed at building healthier affiliated chapters across the country. The program manager is responsible for a comprehensive portfolio of initiatives targeting resources to grow membership at local home builder associations, support planning and professional development of association executives, and assist with membership systems. The position will work across the team to provide general project management and resource support.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide support for professional development programs including the bi-annual NAHB Orientation for Executive Officers, annual Association Management Conference and education sessions during NAHB leadership council meetings.
  • Assist with fielding inquiries from the local and state executive directors and routing their requests as needed.
  • Provide administrative and technical support regarding self-service web portals and systems/programs.
  • Assist local home builder associations adopting new membership systems with data reconciliation, records clean up and training to help make a smooth transition to new products.
  • Provide support for membership development programs including membership trainings with local associations, and managing internal timelines and resources. Identifies and addresses bottlenecks, anticipates challenges and suggests solutions.
  • Regularly coordinate/communicate with other NAHB staff in relevant fields (e.g., finance, data services).
  • Analyze opportunities for improved program service and provide recommendations for implementation.
  • Manage survey collection and evaluation, and support other data requests including creation of KPIs and dashboards.

Skills and Experience

  • Strong project management skills with the ability to assist with a variety of new and ongoing initiatives by applying insight and acumen to the development of timelines and tools.
  • Ability to efficiently handle simultaneous projects from multiple stakeholder groups.
  • Excellent relationship-building and customer service skills to understand customer needs and develop a partnership of mutual respect and trust. Uncover and assist with unstated needs and connect them with NAHB staff and resources as needed.
  • Superior written and interpersonal communication skills. Speak and write clearly, concisely, and persuasively, and listen actively to customers.
  • Ability to synthesize a large amount of information given the complexity of issues and the diversity of resources offered throughout the organization.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines with consistent follow-through.
  • Competent with technology including an understanding of, or demonstrated ability to quickly learn software programs, including Microsoft Office, Smartsheet, Tableau, CRM or other related project management programs.
  • Two years of experience in a membership-based association recommended.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

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